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The Election Procedure for a New Lieutenant Governor - A Bad Move for Democracy

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So our Chief Minister believes it is good for Manx independence that he should chair a very select, small committee of local worthies to choose our new Lieutenant Governor – but I beg to differ.


Ugly face of politics?

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Angry Politician by Joseph MoranPolitics has been defined as 'show business for the ugly' (Will Kevans).

Currently we are looking at the ugly face of politics with ill-tempered exchanges between the Chief Minister and questioners such as David Cannan, Brenda Cannell, and Peter Karran who dare to interrupt the climate of cosy consensus cultivated in Tynwald and the House of Keys.

On Manx Radio Mr. Brown once stated his opinion: 'Words are just words, but they create an image.' Naturally he is protective of the image of the Isle of Man and will resent any disparaging comments. He is, after all, at home on his own range 'where never was heard a discouraging word'.


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Who would you vote into Legco?

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In a Democracy, The Electorate Gets the Government It Deserves

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“The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.... “ is one of my favourite quotations from Shakespeare, and is, for me, a defining statement of the need for personal accountability and responsibility in our lives. We currently appear to live in a “blame culture” – our problems always being down to some-one else, as though we had no personal control, involvement or responsibility.


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